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RE: HIPAA_Compliance
From: "Robinson, Sonja" <SRobinson () HIPUSA com>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2004 09:01:18 -0400

HIPAA requires/highly suggests encryption for external traffic not internal
to your LAN.  You must/should encrypt any PHI going external to your network
that travels across public communication lines (i.e. the Internet).  It is a
due diligence thing.  You are NOT required to encrypt within your own LAN
although you may do so.  In addition, you are only required to encrypt PHI,
although I would suggest encrypting financial information as well as other
confidential records such as payroll, hr, etc. that also go outside your
company.

-----Original Message-----
From: Billy Dodson [mailto:billy () pmm-i com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 9:39 AM
To: Robinson, Sonja; paralleluniverse;
security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: RE: HIPAA_Compliance


If you are in a windows enviroment, you can use IPSEC policies within
the domain security policy to encrypt traffic on the LAN.  This is of
course with a very high overhead.  I am not deeply versed in HIPPA
policies.  You can reduce some of the overhead by just encrypting
traffic between domain controllers.  I know that also if you uses Cisco
routers for your WAN, they can be configured to encrypt that traffic as
well. 


Billy Dodson
Network Systems Engineer
Permian Micro Mart
3815 E. 52nd Street
Odessa, TX 79762
432.367.3239 - Direct Line
432.367.6179 x139

-----Original Message-----
From: Robinson, Sonja [mailto:SRobinson () HIPUSA com] 
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 3:00 PM
To: 'paralleluniverse'; security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: RE: HIPAA_Compliance

What are you trying to encrypt and from what points?

i.e. PHI in e-mail - suggest Kryptiq, Sigaba, PGP enterprise solutions
depending on your needs you could also use desktop - ssl file
transfer/gateway decryption  VPN -works for communications over telecomm
lines for business partners, subsidiaries, etc.

secure ftp - for file transfer

web file repository - ssl file transfer

Your soultion wil ldepend on what you are looking to encrypt, why and
the to/from points.

-----Original Message-----
From: paralleluniverse [mailto:paralleluniverse () ev1 net]
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2004 9:48 PM
To: security-basics () lists securityfocus com
Subject: HIPAA_Compliance


Hello to All,

In order to provide security solutions for HIPAA compliance, encryption,
though not required, seems to solve several of the problems. Would
anyone have some suggestions for an inexpensive, easy to deploy,
convenient to use, and easy to train staff, encryption solution? Other
thoughts?

Ron Cohen
FUNEN



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